Where’s the diversity?

In September 2013, the fashion industry was called out on its overall lack of racial diversity. Former model and founder of the Diversity Coalition Bethann Hardison penned an open letter to the directors of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, as well as analogous organizations in London, Paris and… Continued

The Story of Florals

Florals, and their vibrant role in fashion history, were the star at the Drexel Historic Costume Collection’s Style Saturday event March 8. Clare Sauro, the collection’s curator, once again opened the archives to the public for the quarterly event, titled “In Bloom: The Fashion of Florals.” In the spirit of… Continued

Designer Profile: Adorn by Sarah Lewis

Wholly inspired by a globetrotting, bohemian spirit, Sarah Lewis doesn’t design for seasons or trends. The independent designer behind Adorn by Sarah Lewis launched her j ewelry collection and Fishtown showroom in 2010. Adorn features two core collections titled Light & Love and Band of Gypsys, and Lewis releases new… Continued

5 Fashion Documentaries You Need To See

“The September Issue” (2009) R. J. Cutler was given unprecedented access to document the assemblage of Vogue’s annual September issue through the eyes of Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour. This documentary goes beyond the designer clothing and celebrity cover girls to highlight the creative and authoritative forces who will into being each… Continued

Spring 2014 Trend Report

Designers drew from a distinctively cultural and global aesthetic across the board when it came to womenswear for the upcoming season. In Paris, Raf Simons referred to his most recent collection as the “idea of twisting, turning, and pushing of Dior.” Simons employed that concept rather literally and opened the… Continued

Street Style

Ajay Raghavan, senior, biomedical engineering Jacket — Bar III, T-shirt  — Target, pants — Urban Outfitters, scarf — American Apparel, boots — Kenneth Cole   Q: How would you describe your sense of personal style? A: I’d like to think my sense of personal style changes from day to day… Continued

DIY Cutout Sweatshirt

This past season saw elements of the ultimate lazy uniform — sneakers and sweatshirts — infiltrate fall collections from Maison Martin Margiela to Madewell. If this isn’t concrete evidence for the trickle-up theory, I don’t know what is. Take a cue from industry forerunners and update a workout staple with… Continued

DIY Embellished Shoulder

Christophe Decarnin set the fashion scene on fire when he sent a series of seriously embellished shoulders down the runway at Balmain in 2010. The strong shoulder trend is not going away anytime soon, and while a Balmain jacket runs upwards of $9,000, we found a ridiculously inexpensive way to… Continued

Store Profile: Duross & Langel

Duross & Langel started out with three shower gels, one moisturizer and a handful of soaps. On this particular Monday morning, Steve Duross was skillfully chopping a large brick of coconut oil base for his store’s soap. These smaller chunks were then transferred to a tall pot where they were… Continued